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GoodFellas Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees Preview Monday, June 8th

The line for this game is (NY -160 & the total is set at 11)
 Andy Pettitte takes the ball for the Yanks tonight, & he has struggled in the new stadium. Since recording a win in his first game at the new Yankee Stadium on April 21 - a 5-3 victory over Oakland, Pettitte has a 6.53 ERA in his last five home starts, allowing at least four runs in each. After exiting a May 29 win at Cleveland because of a strained lower back, Pettitte suffered the loss in Wednesday night's 4-2 defeat to visiting Texas as he issued a season-high six walks and yielded four runs over five innings. Pettitte is 15-4 with a 3.85 ERA in 26 career starts against the Rays but is 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA in the last seven starts vs the Rays. New York avoided their 4th straight loss at home to the Rays on Sunday, as they rallied late for a 4-3 win, to stop the losing streak to Tampa. The Rays hand the ball to Andy Sonnanstin Monday night, and he is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA in six career starts against New York. Andy started at New York on May 6th, Sonnanstin pitched 7 1/3 IP, allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, 0 BB's, and 4 K's, as Tampa won the game 4-3, it was also the only home game that the Yankees have not homered in this season. Several Yanks struggle career wise vs Sonnanstin: Melky (1-8 .125) Cano (2-14 .143 HR) Posada (1-10 .100) Swisher (3-17 .176) Texiera (1-6 .167). These 4 Yanks have had success vs Sonnanstin over their career: Damon (5-18 .278 HR) Jeter (6-18 .333 2B, 3B) A-Rod (4-11 .364 HR) Matsui (5-13 .385 2 2B, 2HR's). For the Rays off Pettitte, here is how they have faired during their career: Aybar (1-11 .091) Longoria (2-11 .182 2B, HR) Novarro (4-15 .267) Upton (6-21 .286 2 2B's) Crawford (9-33 .273 2B) Pena (11-33 .333 2 3B's, 2HR's) Kapler (6-20 .300 2B) Zobrist (3-9 .333 HR). Andy Sonnanstin is 1-5 with a ERA of 9.00 & a WHIP of 1.909 on the road this season, & Pettitte is 2-1 with a ERA of 5.78 & a WHIP of 1.741 at home this season. Tampa Bay is 8-13 vs left-handed starters this season & their bullpen team ERA on the road is 4.17 with a WHIP of 1.329. The Yankees are 22-17 vs right-handed starters this season, & their bullpen team ERA at home this year is 4.78 with a WHIP of 1.476.

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